Andrew Sixsmith, PhD
Andrew Sixsmith is the Director of the STAR Institute, the Associate Scientific Director of AGE-WELL NCE, and a professor in the SFU Gerontology department. He is past President of the International Society of Gerontechnology and was previously Director of the Gerontology Research Centre and Deputy Director of the IRMACS Centre at SFU. His research interests include aging, social isolation, technologies to connect people, technology for independent living, technology policy and the digital divide, theories and methods in aging and understanding the innovation process. His work has involved him in a leadership and advisory role in numerous major international research projects and initiatives with academic, government and industry partners. He received his doctorate from the University of London and was previously a lecturer at the University of Liverpool in the Institute of Human Ageing and Department of Primary Care.
Pam Borghardt is the Managing Director of the SFU STAR Institute. She is responsible for the overall management of the Institute including staff supervision and financial management. Pam has been affiliated with the AGE-WELL Network since the proposal development stage and spent most of 2017 as their Acting Managing Director. Previous to that she was the Managing Director of the highly successful SFU IRMACS Centre for over 12 years.
Special Projects Manager
Juliet Neun-Hornick is the Special Projects Manager and in-house Graphic Designer of the SFU STAR Institute. Juliet provides direct assistance to Dr. Sixsmith coordinating travel, meetings and outreach events, and manages all research projects acting as liaison between Dr. Andrew Sixsmith and research staff. Juliet designs all Institute-related promotional material and communications work including materials for events, research project reports and overall branding, designed and manages the Institute website, and manages the Institute's social media. Juliet also assists with Institute finances. Juliet is project manager on two AGE-WELL projects: Knowledge, Innovation and Impact: A Guidebook for the Engaged Health Researcher manuscript and AGE-WELL's eight Challenge Area book series.